Bowser is an adorable smiling seven-year-old Blue Heeler. He may be middle-aged but he is very active and fun. Bowser walks well on a leash and travels perfectly in the car. He is sometimes not sure in new situations but quickly adapts. Bowser is looking for a forever home. Come out and meet this smiling guy.
Watson here, it came to my attention the other day that my dad is a couch hog. That’s right, he has the biggest piece of the couch, and I have to adjust my body to fit the remaining space. To hear him tell it, I am the couch hog who is bogarting the couch.
Bogarting is a term that means taking more than your fair share. That certainly does not describe me! Give me a break, a guy has to have room to stretch, and I stretch big. I don’t want the whole couch just most of it.
Dog science has two theories why dogs claim territory on the couch. One is charming and the other is less encouraging. The positive theory is that dad’s resting place represents safety and security. I love my dad and want to be close to him.
We operate on a pack mentality and scent is a big part of that. Cushions that dad has sat on have his scent and being close to that makes me feel secure. I also protect the couch from invaders like houseguests, except for Aunt Mary who tells me to scoot my butt over.
The negative theory is some dogs like to sit in your spot to assert dominance. The sofa spot is a canine throne, and they are the king of the couch, which puts them at the top of the hierarchy. Your BFF may be expressing alpha status. If the couch becomes territorial it’s, time to figure out the motivation.
I can tell you, my motivation. Comfort and security are the reasons I stick to the couch. To get me off; just dangle a treat and I move.
LOOKING FOR A HOME
We have four Lab/mix puppies. They are cute and ready for new homes.
We have kittens to foster! Call 775-423-7500 for details.
Policy, however, prohibits adopting out puppies or kittens under the age of six months to a home with children under 5 years of age. This is to protect both the children and the animal.IN NEED OF
Folks who need help affording spaying/neutering for dogs or cats. The SNAPS program details are below.
Aluminum cans. If you have, cans to pick up, give us a call (775-423-7500) and we will come get them. You can also drop them off at CAPS.
Pine shavings for guests’ kennels. SHOUT OUT TO
Hearts of Gold Quilters for donating the quilt for our raffle. You have “Hearts of Gold”!
Everyone who contributed to Jordan’s Way fundraiser. A pooch smooch to you!
Kris Rotonda of Jordan’s Way for staging our fundraiser. Paws applause to you!
Adam who challenged David to shave his head for the fundraiser, and David who shaved his head! A hairless wag to you!COME SEE US
CAPS is now open. We suggest appointments for adoptions, SNAPS, and food pantry. We are now accepting volunteers. Call 775-423-7500. DON’T FORGET
Holiday: National Take a Hike Day.
SNAPS is a program offered to Churchill County residents through CAPS that provides low-cost spay/neutering for cats and dogs. To qualify for SNAPS, you need to have one of the following: Medicaid, a child enrolled in NV Check Up Program, food stamps, 2020 tax return stating income is less than $30,000 or veteran’s disability card including a photo ID. Also required are a Churchill County ID and a co-pay. For information, call CAPS at 423-7500.
CAPS’ mailing address is P.O. Box 5128, Fallon, NV 89407. CAPS’ phone number is 775-423-7500. CAPS’ email address is email@example.com. Please visit the CAPS website (www.capsnevada.com) and Facebook page (Churchill Animal Protection Society). Be sure to “Like” CAPS on Facebook because we are likeable.
CAPS is open to the public on Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Kathleen Williams-Miller is a CAPS volunteer. Contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org.